serious problems with Linksys WRT54G router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by AHDuke99, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    After a year using my old snow airport with my 15" Powerbook, i decided to get myself an 802.11G router to take advantage of my AP Etreme card. I bought a linksys WRT54G router for $59 over apple's airport extreme. When i first conected it, everything seemed to work fine. i forwarded the ports i wanted to forward, named the network what i wanted, and put a password on it. after about an hour of flawless use, things began to act weird.

    safari no longer opens when the pbook is connected to the linksys. mail doesn't function, and ichat prints each message twice.

    when trying to open safari, console gives me this:
    right now i'm writing this on firefox, since it, thunderbird, and AIM all work perfectly. I tried hitting the reset button to no avail on the router. i've never had trouble with linksys routers and this Pbook before.

    Help would be appreciated. Thanks... running 1.25ghz PB w/10.3.9
  2. AHDuke99 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC

    not even the tech support woman could help
  3. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    Make sure it has the latest firmware. Try resetting to default, not changing any of the configs and see what happens.
  4. Celeron macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2004
    I highly doubt this has anything to do with the Linksys router. Why do you think this? You say that Firefox, Thunderbird, and AIM all work perfectly. All of those apps use your internet connection the same way Safari, Mail, and iChat.

    When your connection is broke, its broken for every application, not just a select few.

    I think you have a problem with Safari, Mail, and iChat.
  5. nichos macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2004
    Jacksonville, Fl
    I agree with Celeron-try plugging your Mac right into your cable modem and see if you get the same results. Sounds like this calls for a process of elimination.
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Most definitely not a router issue if select apps are acting goofy. Have you repaired permission, fsck'd, deleted prefs, etc...???

    You should be calling Apple support, not Linksys.
  7. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
    I had this problem too. I updated the Firmware and everything went back to normal....
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    One possible common link might be the keychain.... I'm pretty sure that while Mail, iChat and Safari use the keychain, the other apps mentioned, in general, do not. There's another thread here about someone who is unable to access their HTTPS in Safari only, but not FF, after upgrading to 10.3.9... So it seems like Keychain might have something to do wiith a common point of trouble.

    Of course, I haven't had any keychain issues. As usual, I was prompted to allow my access rights to be updated for the new system version, and after that, everything worked.

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